Ranji Trophy Updates - Round 7; Day 3

Catch all the LIVE updates from the third day's play of the seventh round of the Ranji Trophy from all centres across the country.

Action from the Goa-Bengal Ranji match.   -  PTI

Good Morning!

Welcome to the LIVE updates from the third day's play of the seventh round of the Ranji Trophy from all centres across the country.

Incase, you missed out on what the teams need to do to advance to the knockout phase, you can read it here. Here is wrap-up of the first day's action and the second day's action

Group A

Hyderabad vs Delhi

Our correspondent V.V. Subramanyam adds:

5:29 pm Hyderabad finished the third day at 233 for two after being forced to follow on by Delhi in the Ranji Trophy Group A match here. Rohit Rayudu compiled a valuable 61 not out to keep the team in the hunt for safety.

4.40 pm: Opener Akshath Reddy struck an impressive century (107) before getting out with 10 overs to go. Forced to follow on, the home team owed its fight back to Akshath who first added 98 for first wicket with Tanmay Agarwal and then 115 runs for the second wicket with Rohit Rayudu to ensure the hosts have a chance to force a draw on the final day.

4.30 pm: Hyderabad loses its second wicket for 213 as Akshath Reddy is out for 107. He is caught by Dhruv Shorey off Lalit Yadav. Hyderabad leads Delhi by three runs with eight wickets remaining in the second innings.

3.00 pm: At tea, Hyderabad is 184/1 in 56 overs. Opener Akshath Reddy struck a disciplined unbeaten 90 to lead Hyderabad fightback after being forced to follow on against Delhi. Rohit Rayudu, the other beaten batsman, is on 38.

2.30 pm: Akshath Reddy (75) and K. Rohit Rayudu (25) have propelled Hyderabad to 156/1 in 56 overs, in its second innings. Hyderabad still trails Delhi by 54 runs.

1.25 pm: Tanmay Agarwal is out for 42. He is caught by Unmukt Chand, who is a substitute fielder, off Vikas Mishra, who tormented the batsmen in the first innings. Hyderabad 98/1.

1.20 pm: Akshath Reddy gets to a 50. It has come off 124 balls with seven fours and one six. Hyderabad 95/0 in its second innings. It trails Delhi by 115 runs.

12.02 pm: Lunch break. Hyderabad 58/0 in 22 overs. Akshath Reddy 32, Tanmay Agarwal on 21. Hyderabad, forced to follow-on by Delhi, was off to good start with openers Tanmay and Akshath putting on an unbeaten 58-run stand. Left arm spinner Vikas Mishra who took four wickets in the first innings has not bowled before lunch.

10.20 am: Hyderabad is bowled out for 205 , losing its last two wickets in just nine overs. Hyderabad is now forced to follow-on.

Left-arm spinner Vikas Mishra induced a sweep stroke fron last man Ravi Kiran straight to square leg fielder to end Hyderabad's innings and finish with a four wicket haul. (10.2-2-36-4).

9.30 am: It is the start of the third day's play. Hyderabad stares at the grim possibility of being forced to follow on against Delhi after finishing at 194/8 at close of play on day two in reply to Delhi's 415.


Maharashtra vs Assam

4.10 pm: N.S. Shaikh scores a century as Maharashtra beats Assam by seven wickets. Shaikh scored at more than run-a-ball as his 108 came off just 105 balls and along with Ankeet Bawane, who helped himself to an unbeaten 52, the duo stitched an unbeaten 148-run partnership for the fourth wicket to see Maharashta home. Maharashtra takes six points while Assam gets zero.

3.55 pm: Ankeet Bawane gets to a 50. He has taken 70 balls with five fours and two sixes. Maharashtra 205/3, needing 11 runs to win.

3.25 pm: N.S. Shaikh gets to his 50. It has come in quick time, off just 59 balls as Maharashtra close in on a win. 127/3.

3.00 pm: Maharashtra is 118/3 at tea. A. Bawane on 21 and N.S. Shaikh on 41 are in the middle.  Maharashtra needs 98 more runs to win the match.

2:06 pm Maharashtra slips further, loses its third wicket. Motwani departs for 36. It needs another 148 runs to win.

1:56 pm Maharashtra has lost its second wicket, Ruturaj Gaikwad trapped in front by Pritam Das.

1.05 pm: Maharashtra loses its first wicket for 14. C.G. Khurana is out for 4, caught by Wasiqur Rahman off Pritam Das. Maharashtra needs 202 more to win.

11.47 am: Assam is bowled out for 189 and the target for Maharashtra is 216. It will fancy its chances of a win. What a match it has been for P.C Dhade. He picks up his fifth wicket and returns with figures of 17.5-2-51-5. Dhumal and Dhade have shared nine wickets between them.

11.35 am: Dhumal picks up four wickets. What a match he is having. He took 5/94 in the first innings and now has 4/48 in the second. Assam 185/9, with Rajat Khan out for 16. It leads Maharashtra by 211 runs now, with one wicket in hand.

11.28 am: Dhumal picks up another wicket. He has figures of 3/48 now. He sends back Pritam Das for 17. Assam 184/8 in its second innings, leading Maharashtra by 210 runs.

10.58 am: Assam loses its seventh wicket. Dhumal sends Amit Sinha back for 13. 152/7.

10.50 am: N.R. Dhumal takes a wicket. Wasiqur Rahman is out for 16 off 19 balls. Assam 149/6 in 51 overs.

10.20 am: Assam is 134/5 with Maharashtra's P.C. Dadhe taking 4/37.

9.30 am: It is a new day and Assam resumes from where it ended day two on 101/3 in the second innings. It leads Maharashtra by 127 runs.


Karnataka vs Railways

Karnataka's Mayank Agarwal in action. The batsman scored an unbeaten 104 in the second innings, following his 173 in the first.   -  Sandeep Saxena


4.50 pm: Karnataka ends the third day on 208/1, with a healthy lead of 309. Mayank Agarwal on 104 and D Nishcal on 41 will resume action on the final day.

4.45 pm: Century for Mayank Agarwal. 101 runs in 151 balls as Karnataka reaches 199/1. Agarwal is in great form with the bat. He scored 173 in the first innings.

4.15 pm: Mayank Agarwal (81) and D. Nischal (26) have steadied the Karnataka innings and it has moved to 166/1 in 50 overs.

3.00 pm: Railways breaks the 100-run opening stand. R. Samarth is out for 56 as Karnataka is 117/1.

2.40 pm: At tea, Karnataka is 108/0 in its second innings, leading Railways by 209 runs. Mayank Agarwal is on 57 off 85 balls and R. Samarth is on 49 off 95 balls.

2:07 pm  Karnataka is 89/0, it leads Railways by 190 runs.

12.10: Railways is all out for 333. And, it is lunch. Karnataka has a 101-run lead in the first innings.

11.55 am: Nine down!  Ambikeshwar Mishra departs for 1. Gowtham traps him infront. 333/9, trailing by 101 runs.

11.53 am: Gopal picks up four. He traps Vinit Dhulap infront and Railways is 332/8. Gopal has figures of 27.3-2-101-4 now.

11.50 am: Rawat goes for 124. Shreyas Gopal strikes again. Railways 330/7.

10.36 am: Gopal strikes again. Two in two. He sends back Manish Rao for nought, off the first ball. Railways 284/6.

10.33 am: Heartbreak for Ghosh as he is out on 91. Shreyas Gopal hits the timber and Ghosh has to walk back. Railways 284/5 now.

10.25 am: Railways has steadily moved to 283/4 in 78 overs. Arindham Ghosh on 91 and Mahesh Rawat on 104 are in the middle. Rawat has taken 124 balls, with nine fours and three sixes.

9.30 am: Railways resumes its innings from 241/4 in 65 overs.

A cricket match in the vicinity and kids take the opportunity enjoy the Ranji Trophy action between Railways and Karnataka from the rooftops in New Delhi.   -  V.V. Krishnan



Group B

Jharkhand vs Gujarat

4.45 pm: It is stumps on day three. Jharkhand is 106/2, trailing defending champion Gujarat by 63 runs going into the fourth day.

4.30 pm: Jharkhand loses its second wicket and is on 93/2. It is training Gujarat by 76 runs.

2.44 pm: At tea, Jharkhand is 31/1 in 12 overs.

2:32 pm Following on, Jharkhand is 25 for one and trails Gujarat by 144 runs.

1.29 pm: End of Jharkhand's first innings. Kumar Deobrat is out for 80, off 149 balls. Jharkhand all out for 242. Gujarat takes a lead of 169 runs.

1.00 pm: Kumar Deobrat gets to a 50. Jharkhand 215/9.

12.45 pm: Jharkhand loses its ninth wicket. Ashish Kumar is out for no score. 181/9.

12.30 pm: Varun Aaron goes for a duck and Jharkhand loses its eighth wicket. H. Patel castles the fast bowler. 180/8.

12.20 am: Just after the lunch break, Jharkhand loses its seventh wicket. Shahbhaz Nadeem is the man out for four. 178/7. It trails Gujarat by 233 runs in its first innings.

11.30 am: Lunch break. Jharkhand 178/6 in 69 overs.

11.15 am: Jharkhand loses its sixth wicket for 170. Ishan Kishan is the man out, for 24. He is bowled by R.H. Bhatt. It trails Gujarat by 241 runs, with four wickets in hand.

10.14 am: Jharkhand has lost two more wickets and is reeling on 137/5 after 50 overs. It trails the defending champion Gujarat by 274 runs still. Kamlesh Thakor has been the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2/14 in 6 overs so far.

9.30 am: Jharkhand resumes on 98/3 in 34 overs. Ishank Jaggi on 27 off 56 and Md. Nazim Siddiqui on 52 off 100 have started the proceedings. A mountain to climb as it trails Gujarat by 313 runs.


Rajasthan vs Saurashtra

5.02 pm: End of day three. Rajasthan on 13/0 in 8 overs, trailing Saurashtra by 246 runs.

4.55 pm: And Saurashtra has enforced the follow on. In five overs, Rajasthan has limped to 6/0.

4.30 pm: Rajasthan is bowled out for 275.

4.20 pm: M.K. Lomror is out for 52 and Rajasthan is now 275/9. Unadkat takes the wicket. Just a matter of time before Saurashtra wraps this innings.

4.05 pm: It is eight down for Rajasthan as D. Yagnik departs for 4. 261/8.

3.50 pm: Rajasthan loses its seventh wicket for 245 and T.N. Dhillon is dismissed for 13. It trails Saurashtra by 287 runs more. Saurashtra would be hoping to clean up the tail in quick time and enforce the follow on too!

3.05 pm: Tea time and Rajasthan is 236/6 in 91 overs.

2.45 pm: Jaydev Unadkat takes a return catch to dismiss R.K. Bishnoi for 10. Rajasthan 227/6. It trails Saurashtra by 306 runs.

1.46 pm: Robin Bist is dismissed for 63 (148). Jadev Unadkat takes a catch off D.A. Jadeja (3/35) and Rajasthan is 200/5, trailing Saurashtra by a mammoth 334 runs.

1.25 pm: Rajasthan loses its fourth wicket. Ashok Menaria is out for 46, off 93 balls. He is out LBW to Kushang Patel. Rajasthan 182/4.

1.15 pm: Robin Bist gets to a 50. Rajasthan 171/3.

12.05 pm: Lunch break. Rajasthan 146/3. A huge mountain to climb with 388 behind.

11.40 am: Robin Bist (37*) and Ashok Menaria (26*) have taken Rajasthan to 140/3 in the 54th over. It trains Saurashtra by 394 runs.

10.20 am: Rajasthan 90/3 in 38 overs. Jaydev Unadkat removes C. Bisht for 41.

9.30 am: Rajasthan resumes day three from 60/2 in 27.4 overs.


Haryana vs Kerala

5.05 pm: It is stumps on day three and Harayana is on 83/5, trailing Kerala by 98 runs. Kerala has the upper hand and would hope to force win on the final day on Tuesday.

4.30 pm: Half the Haryana side is dismissed for 61. Basil Thampi sends R. Sharma for four runs.

4.20 pm: Basil Thampi snares one and Haryana loses its fourth. S.R. Chauhan is out for 6 and Haryana 49/4.

3.50 pm: Haryana loses its third wicket. Jalaj Saxena picks up his second victim. He has C.K. Bishnoi bowled for 15. Haryana 39/3.

3.10 pm: Just the kind of start Kerala wanted. Haryana loses its second wicket. S.G. Rohilla is out for 10 after being caught infront by Jalaj Saxena. Haryana in a spot of bother at 22/2.

2.45 pm: Tea break. Haryana is on 17 for the loss of one wicket in 16 overs.

2:07 pm Kerala draws first blood, Haryana is 6/1.

1.22 pm: Chahal takes five. Warrier is out for one after being adjudged LBW. Kerala is bowled out for 389, a lead of 181 runs. Chahal's figures read 25.3-4-90-5.

Ajit Chahal picks up yet another five-wicket haul for Haryana.   -  PTI


1.08 pm: Kerala loses its ninth wicket for 367. A. Chahal sizzles with the ball with a four-wicket haul after he removes Vinod Kumar for 9. Chahal has figures of 23.1-4-85-4.

12.50 pm: Salman Nizar departs for 33 off 49 balls, caught by A. Hooda off A. Chahal and Kerala is 360/8 in 121.2 overs. A handy first innings lead of 152 runs on the board with one wicket in hand.

12.10 pm: Kerala loses its seventh wicket at 346. Mohammed Azharuudin is out for 34. He is caught by H. Patel off A. Chahal. Kerala in the lead by 138 runs. And, it is lunch.

11.04 am: Basil Thampi goes next . He is out for 60 and Kerala slides further to 285/6, a lead of 77 runs. Thampi is bowled by H.V. Patel.

10.50 am: Sachin Baby goes without opening his account. He is castled by Mishra. Kerala 273/5.

10.45 am: Rohan Prem is dismissed for 93. What an agony! He has held on for 314 balls but he runs out of luck. Trapped infront by A. Mishra and Kerala lose its fourth wicket for 273 on the board.

10.20 am: Kerala leads by 46 as Haryana moves to 254/3 in 96 overs. Rohan Prem is 10 short of a century and Basil Thampi on 39.

9.30 am: Kerala resumes day three on 203/3, and it trails Haryana by just five runs.


Group C

Baroda vs Tamil Nadu

Our correspondent Dipak Ragav adds:

5.00 pm: At stumps, Tamil Nadu is 2/0 in 2 overs. It needs 231 runs on the final day.

4.48 pm: M.S. Washington Sundar takes the last wicket as Baroda is bowled out for 197. Tamil Nadu needs 233 to win and would be raring to give it a go.

4.40 pm: M. Mohammed traps R. Vaghela for zero and Baroda is 175/9.

4.30 pm: Baroda loses its eight wicket. Swapnil is out for 49. Baroda 171/8. 

3.32 pm: Yo Mahesh picks up another wicket. Dhruv Patel stumps are rearranged and he departs for no score. Baroda 134/7.

3.25 pm: Yo Mahesh sends A. Sheth packing for 40. Trapped him infront and Baroda is 134/6 in the 41st over.

2.50 pm: Baroda is 97/5 in its second innings, leading Tamil Nadu by 122 runs.

Tamil Nadu owned the second session with K. Vignesh producing another fine spell of bowling picking three wickets. Sai Kishore, too, did well to get Kedar Devdhar out. But Swapnil Singh and Atit Sheth have since steadied things for Baroda hitting a few boundaries and sixes to force Sai Kishore to a negative line on the pads.

1:55 pm: Baroda loses its fifth wicket, M.G. Patel departs for 2.

1.38 pm: Kedar Devdar is the next man to walk back to the hut. He is out for 27, off 64 balls, caught by Baba Aparajith off R. Sai Kishore. Baroda 51/4.

1.30 pm: Deepak Hooda is out for 8 and Baroda loses its third wicket for 49 runs. Hooda is bowled by K. Vignesh. Baroda leads by 84 runs.

1.00 pm: Tamil Nadu picks up its second wicket. Vishnu Solanki departs for 7. He is caught by Jagadeesan off K. Vignesh. Baroda 29/2, 64 ahead.

11.35 am: Baroda loses its first wicket. Aditya Waghmode is out for 7. M Mohammed takes the wicket. Baroda 15/1, leading by 50.

10.58 am: Oh, its all over the next ball. K. Vignesh departs and TN has folded for 274, giving Baroda a 35-run lead.

10.56 am: How many times have we seen a team lose a wicket after a break? Yo Mahesh it is this time. Swapnil Singh picks up TN's the talismanic lower order batsman for 26. TN 274/9, trailing by 35.

10.48 am: R. Sai Kishore has looked comfortable with Yo Mahesh. The duo have added 38 runs so far. 274/8 at the drinks break.

Baroda has Tamil Nadu under the mat after the first hour, picking three quick wickets. Left-arm pacer Lukman Meriwala picked the two overnight batsmen, J. Kousik off the first ball of the day and then B. Aparajith, pegging his off-stump back a few yards. Atit Sheth accounted for Mohammed.

Once again it boils down to Yo Mahesh to script a rescue act. He has looked so far hitting four boundaries. He was was lucky to be dropped by Meriwala on 10, a simple catch at fine leg having got under the ball and let it pop out of his hands.

10.15 am: A horrible start for TN. It has lost three wickets in the morning session, so far to be at 254/8 in 88 overs. Indrajith, Aparajith and Kousik have departed for 58, 59 and 37 runs respectively. It still needs 55 runs to draw level with Baroda.

9.30 am: Tamil Nadu resumes at 226/5 in 79 overs, 83 behind.


Madhya Pradesh vs Odisha

4.20 pm: End of day three. Odisha is 237/4 in 100 overs with Subhransu Senapati on 78 and Shantanu Mishra on 10.  It will resume the fourth and final day with a four-run deficit.

3.40 pm: Odisha loses its fourth wicket. Bipalab Samantaray is out for 1 run and Odisha is 213/4.

3.35 pm: Rajesh Dhuper is out for 88 after being caught by Devendra Bundela off Puneet Datey. Odisha 212/3 in its second innings, trailing by 29 runs.

2.41 pm: Subranshu Senapati scores 52 in 113 balls, with seven fours. Odisha moves to 191/2 in its second innings, trailing MP by 50 runs.

2:15 pm At Tea, Odisha is 185 for 2.

11.30 am: Lunch break. Odisha 107/2 in 46 overs. Rajesh Dhuper 50, Subhransu Senapati on 6 will resume after the break.

11.25 am: Rajesh Dhuper gets to a 50. He has played 128 balls and hit 8 fours. Odisha 105/2.

11.14 am: Govinda Poddar is the next man out for Odisha. Hirwani traps him infront. Odisha 92/2.

10.39 am: Mihir Hirwani sends back Ranjit Singh for 30. Odisha loses its first wicket for 70.

10.10 am: Odisha has moved to 63/0 in 26 overs, trailing MP by 178 runs. Rajesh Dhuper on 35 and Ranjit Singh on 28 holding fort.

9.30 am: Odisha resumes on 18/0 in its second innings, 223 runs behind MP's first innings score of 388.


Mumbai vs Tripura

Our correspondent Amol Karhadkar adds:

5.07 pm: Mumbai wins by 10 wickets. It is absolutely difficult to keep Prithvi Shaw quiet. He has scored a quickfire unbeaten 50 (26 balls, 8 fours) and with a helping hand from Jay Bista (13 off 12 balls) and the duo etch a 10-wicket win.

Mumbai is now now assured of a place in the quarterfinals. Depending on Madhya Pradesh's result against Odisha, it will be known whether Mumbai play Karnataka or Delhi in the last-eight clash.

4.35 pm: Tripura is bowled out for 288, with Dhawal Kulkarni taking four wickets for 69 runs.  Mumbai needs 63 runs to win.

3.50 pm: Wheels are coming off Tripura's batting fast. Karsh Kothari is the beneficiary, as the visitors are tottering at 260/7, with a lead of 34 runs. Will the game be over today?

3.28 pm: M.B. Mura Singh is dismissed in the first ball as Surya Kumar Yadav takes a catch off Karsh Kothari. Tripura 222/6.

3.05 pm: In what was to be the last over before tea, left-arm spinner Karsh Kothari entices Gurender Singh into a nick to Suryakumar Yadav in the slips. At 222/5, Mumbai will be smelling the blood.  Tripura still in the deficit, but just by 4 runs.

2.50 pm: Jay Bista gets the breakthrough with his under-rated off-spin. He draws Smit Patel forward and spins it through the gate into the stumps. He is out for 68 off 111 balls. The 129-run partnership has helped Tripura inch closer to wipe off the deficit. 213 for 4

2:25 pm Smit and Yashpal celebrate their fifties in a space of two overs. The duo is making life difficult for Mumbai, with Tripura having raced to 189 for three. The visitor still trails by 37 runs.

1:53 pm: Akash Parkar took down Bishal Ghosh's off-stump second ball after lunch. But since then, Yashpal Singh and Smit Patel have looked in little trouble as Tripura moves to 152 for three at drinks.

12.40 pm: Tripura loses its third wicket immediately after lunch. Infact, the second ball after lunch. B. Ghosh is out for 38 and it is 84/3. Akash Parkar takes the wicket for Mumbai.

12.01 pm: Lunch time. Tripura 84/2 in 32 overs. Bishal Ghosh and Smit Patel have avoided further damage for Tripura. It is still 142 runs away from making Mumbai bat again.

11.14 am: Tripura loses its second wicket at 76. U. Bose is out for 34 (67) as Kulkarni picks up another wicket.

10.20 am: Dhawal Kulkarni sends back S.M. Singha for 7 as Tripura has made a bad start at 36/1 in the 11th over. It needs 190 more runs to draw level with Mumbai.

9.30 am: Mumbai has declared overnight. 421/8 in 111 overs.

Group D

Punjab vs Services

4.45 pm: Services ends day three on 118/3 with Ravi Chauhan on 26 and Rahul Singh on 47 set to resume action on the fourth and final day. Services still trail Punjab by 212 runs and it has a monumental task ahead of it on the fourth day.

3.12 pm: At tea, Services is 64/3 in 19 overs. Rahul Gahlaut is on 15 and Ravi Chauhan is on 6. Services still needs 266 runs to draw level with Punjab and it seems a colossal task.

2.58 pm: Services loses another wicket, Nakul Verma is out for 28 (43). Jiwanjot Singh takes a catch off Taruwar Kohli as Services is 49/3, trailing Punjab by 281 runs.

2.53 pm: Its 43/2 as S. Yadav is out for no score. He is caught infront by Siddharth Kaul.

2:19 pm Following on, Services has lost its first wicket, NK Singh departs for 3.

1.18 pm: Services is all out for 315. Harbhajan Singh breaches Sachidanand Pandey's defence for 11. Punjab has a healthy lead of 330.

1.15 pm: Services loses its ninth wicket. V.U. Yadav is out for 71, bowled by Sandeep Sharma. Services 313/9.

12.05 am: Services 300/8 at lunch.

11.40 am: Pathania is out after a quickfire 68 off 48 balls. He is caught by Harbhajan Singh off Taruwar Kohli. Services 271/8.

11.12 am: Diwesh Pathania blazes away to a 50. He is on 53 off just 30 balls. His knock includes seven fours and three sixes. Services 245/7.

10.35 am: Manpreet takes five. Vikas Hathwala is dismissed for 42(40). Caught by Shubman Gill off Manpreet. His figures now read 12.4-1-54-5. Services pushed to the wall at 188/7.

10.18 am: Manpreet Singh wrecks havoc as he takes four wickets for 44 runs and Services is reeling at 176/6 in the 42nd over.

9.30 am: Services resumes trailing Punjab by a mammoth 515 runs. 130/4 in 33 overs.


Bengal  vs Goa

4.05 pm: Stumps on day three. Bengal 108/3 in 25 overs. Shreevats Goswami on 15 and A.R. Easwaran on 20 will resume the proceedings on the fourth day. Bengal is ahead by 177 runs.

3.28 pm: Bengal loses a big fish. Manoj Tiwari has to depart after scoring just 8 runs. He is caught by Vaibhav Govekar, a substitute fielder, off Lakshay Garg. Bengal is 89/3 in its second innings.

3.07 pm: Sudip Chatterjee is dismissed for 35, that came of just 37 balls to leave Bengal at 74/2.  Sudip is out LBW to Felix Alemao.

2:16 pm At Tea, Bengal is 40 for one in 11 overs.

1.45 pm: Bengal loses its first wicket. Abhishek Raman departs for 10, bowled by Lakshay Garg. 16/1.

1.07 pm: Goa 310 all out. Felix Alemao is the last man out. Bengal snatches a 69-run first innings lead.

Bengal's Ashoke Dinda sizzled with the ball and returned with figures of 32.4-10-75-5.   -  PTI


1.01 pm: Ashoke Dinda takes five wickets. He has bowled Heramb Parab for 29. Goa 305/9. Dinda has figures of 32.4-10-75-5.

12.55 pm: Century for Amogh Desai. He has taken 261 balls and with 15 hits to the fence. Goa 305/8.

12.30 pm: Amogh Desai gets to 90. He has been taking his time. Goa 293/8  and it trails by 86 runs. Parab on the other hand has raced to 29 off 28 balls.

11.30 am: It's lunch time. Goa 270/8 in 46 overs. Amogh Desai on 88 and Heramb Parab on 8 in the middle.

11.10 am: Goa loses two wickets in two balls. Kanish Seth accounts for Amulya Pandrekar (11) and Lakshay Garg (0). Goa now on 253/8.

10.41 am: Ashoke Dinda takes four. Keenan is gone for 60 and the century partnership is broken. Dinda has figures of 23.1-8-50-4. Goa 240/6.

10.12 am: Goa moves to 225/5 in 79 overs. An unbeaten 95-run partnership between Keenan and Desai has given Goa a good start.

9.30 am: Goa starts day three on 191/5 in 62 overs with Keenan on 40 off 50 and Amogh Desai on 53 off 132. It has an uphill task, trailing by 188 runs.


Vidarbha vs Himachal

5.10 pm: Its stumps. Himachal ends the third day at 70/3 with N.R. Gangta on 9 and S.L. Verma on 10 as the overnight batsmen. It trails Vidarbha by 33 runs.

4.45 pm: P.S. Khanduri is trapped in front by R.N. Gurbani for 22 as Himachal slips to 51/3 in the 14th over. Himachal still trails Vidarbha by 52 runs.

4.20 pm: Himachal loses its first wicket for 41 on the board. P.S. Chopra is out for 25, caught by Wasim Jaffer off A. Sarvate. 41/1.

Faiz Fazal celebrates his ton.   -  PTI


3.32 pm: That's the end of Vidarbha's innings. All out for 456. S.V. Kapse is the last man dismissed by R. Dhawan for zero. Dhawan returns with figures of 26.4-4-96-4 and the Himachal bowlers must be pleased with the effort, especially after how the openers sent them on a leather hunt. Himachal will now start in a deficit of 103 runs.

3.15 pm: Vidarbha loses its ninth wicket for 441 on the board. A. Wakhare is out for 8.  After the openers had put on 264 runs, the remaining batsmen have just added 177 runs.

2.40 pm: At tea, Vidarbha has made 437/8 in 128.3 overs, with R.N. Gurbani dismissed for 9 by R. Dhawan.

2:14 pm Vidarbha loses its seventh wicket, Ganesh Satish is out for 17

2:09 pm Vidarbha is on 428 for 6, it leads by 75 Runs, R.N. Gurbani 4(7) Ganesh Satish 17(30) are holding fort.

1.40 pm: 400 up for Vidarbha in the 115th over. 401/4.

1.27 pm: Vidarbha loses its fourth wicket. S.U. Shrivastava is out for 13. 391/4.

1.15 pm: Fazal is dismissed for 206 (307). He is caught by A.R. Kumar off G.K. Singh. Vidarbha 381/3.

1.05 pm: Two hundred for Faiz Fazal. It has come in 302 balls with 30 fours and three sixes. Vidarbha 371/2.

12.58 pm: Wasim Jaffer departs for 47. He is caught by A.K. Bains off A. Chauhan as Vidarbha loses its second wicket at 365. A lead of 16 over Himachal.

12.01 pm: Lunch break. Vidarbha 357/1 in 101 overs. Fazal 186, Wasim Jaffer 47 will resume.

10.30 am: Fazal gets to 150, off 212 balls. He has hit 23 fours and 2 sixes. Vidarbha going great guns at 275/1.

10.20 am: Finally Himachal gets the breakthrough as S. Ramaswamy is dismissed for 115. Fazal is going strong on 146 not out as Vidarbha is 271/1 in 77 overs. It needs 82 more to draw level with Himachal.

9.30 am: The twin centurions, S. Ramaswamy and F. Fazal, resume. Vidarbha, trailing Himachal by 116 runs, resumes at 237/0.

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